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Film Festival In Her Place
(dir. Albert Shin)

The insect-human metaphor is prevalent in literature and film. Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis springs to mind, but in Michelle Latimer’s The Underground, the insect, specifically, the cockroach, takes on a emotive and political skin. The film’s protagonist, Araz, faces a solitary struggle as a newcomer to a foreign land. Although set in Toronto, it could be any…

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To most, The Color of Money and 1992’s Cape Fear represent Martin Scorsese’s most unfulfilling works and are often glossed over or even forgotten when discussing his work. Now, while I feel that Scorsese has never made a bad movie, Cape Fear came pretty close (and those that do not appreciate the quiet beauty of The Age …

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The first of two films (the second being Joi Baba Felunath, reviewed here) directed by Satyajit Ray that follow his own Sherlock Holmes’esque literary creations, detective Feluda and his companions Topshe and Jatayu, Sonar Kella is filled with mystery and intrigue accessible to all ages as it travels through ancient cities and the ruins of …


The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears could be a trainwreck of a film and still maintain pride of place in the giallo canon solely for that stupendous title. Right on par with, perhaps even above, the likes of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, this is a name that grabs the attention and pins it to the wall like a burly bar patron whose drink’s

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013 lifeofcrime

When, halfway through the opening night screening of Life of Crime at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, a good portion of the audience led by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan himself walked out in reaction to a bare-breasted sex scene, they might just as easily have departed in protest of the film itself. Daniel Schechter’s adaptation of the late Elmore Leonard’s …

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A different perspective on futuristic dystopias is the view of the utopia without limitation. What does society do when faced with freedom without restriction? The Oculus Rift has already made it possible to experience virtual reality in an entirely new way. Technology has afforded us promise to rebuild reality, one that is limitless in its use and format.

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